Make Your Own Olive Juice (Olive Brine): Easy Recipe
You can use this salty brine, with the smell of fresh olives, as a salad dressing or in cocktails!
Olive Juice, Olive Brine
750 ml bottle
whole or pitted
Wash the olives thoroughly and pierce each one with a toothpick.
Fill a small jar about 2/3 of the way with the pierced olives.
Mix the water, vinegar, and salt in a small bowl to create the brine solution.
Add the brine to the jar of olives, to about 80% full.
Seal the jar and shake it vigorously. Refrigerate the jar overnight.
Shake when removing from the refrigerator. Strain out the olive juice from the jar into another container.
Crush the olives in the empty jar, then add them to cheesecloth or a fine filter. Press out the remaining olive juice into the original olive juice mixture.
Seal the jar of olive juice and refrigerate until you use it in your favorite salad dressing!
You can use the crushed olives in pasta sauces, salads, or in sandwiches.